Richard Hung and Rachel Silverman Dolphin
In a 5-4 decision, with four justices dissenting, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s practice of instituting review on only a subset of an inter partes review (IPR) petitioner’s validity challenges.
Athul K. Acharya
Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group
Is inter partes review of a patent grant compatible with Article III and the Seventh Amendment? That was the question presented in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group and the U.S. Supreme Court answered in the affirmative.
Many Courts Have Determined that AdWords Bidding Alone Does Not Create Sufficient Consumer Confusion to Support Trademark Infringement Claims
As Internet searching continues its rapid migration to mobile and inadvertent infringement becomes inevitable, the courts are likely to see an increase of litigation in this area.
Columns & Departments
Howard Shire and Adam B. Fischer
Federal Circuit Holds USPTO Can Defend PTAB Decision After Original Petitioner Drops Out
Federal Circuit Says Alice Not Intervening Change